The Glitter Nail Polish Hack You'll Want To Try Immediately

When one coat is too sparse and multiple coats get thick and messy, grab a makeup sponge.
Publish date:
February 17, 2015
nails, glitter nail polish, glitter, hack

I’ve always been drawn to glitter polish. Here's the thing, though: It always looks pretty in the bottle but often the actual glitter looks pretty sparse and lackluster on my nails.

The glitz can be intensified by applying extra coats, but then you end up with thick, gloppy nails that aren't exactly comfortable. Enter the makeup sponge. Using a cosmetic wedge to apply the glitter allows for maximum sparkle and minimal glop. Here’s how to do it:

Start with a base color. I used L'Oréal Nail Color in Jet Set To Paris.

  • What are your favorite glitter polishes?
  • Any other nail polish gripes (glitter or otherwise) that you need solutions for?